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Old 11-20-2008, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I built my rig about a year ago.. well been having some problems but i think they're fix but i wanna go ahead and build a gaming comp.. mine can play the games that are out now.. but i want a system for future games. ive only used AMD. so please don't suggest me to go intel... i just need alittle help and what would be the best build... just needing help on a decent Motherboard AM2 and im gonna prob be using AMD 6400+ 3.2ghz... but wondering what the best video card would be.. i'm on a set budget of about 500-600 bucks.. i just need Mobo,cpu,case,ram,hdd,videocard
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do you want to save some money and overclock the cpu? or do you want to run fast at stock and spend more?
your 5000BE will overclock to the speed of the 6400, probably a little more with a good mobo.
i'd keep it and use the 5-6 bills to buy a new mobo and card (plus the other stuff you need).
i've heard pretty good things about this mobo:
Newegg.com - Foxconn A7DA-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards 125.00
plus it has phenom support if AMD can get their **** together.

and i'd drop a 4850 or a 4870 in it.
Newegg.com - MSI R4850-512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards 189.00
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100257L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards 229.00

the MSI is the only 4850 i would get, it has spectacular cooling.

ram, get some decent ddr2 800/1066 and pick out a hdd and case. which you should have no problem getting if you go with the mobo and 4850, thats only a little over 300 bucks.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just put this together, and the total (including shipping) is $601.19, plus you get $38 in mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $139.99

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops - $92.00

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $34.99 ($21.99 after $13 mail-in-rebate)

Newegg.com - DIAMOND 4850PE3512V Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $169.99 ($144.99 after $25 mail-in-rebate, and you get a free ENCORE ATSC Digital TV tuner valued at $49.99)

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - $69.99

Newegg.com - XION II XON-101 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Computer Cases - $69.99 (Just chose which ever case I saw first.)

Subtotal - $576.95
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SiZcO all you need to do when the new AM3 chips come out is drop it right into the AM2+ motherboard and you should be good. Well......... at least the AM3 chips that support both DDR2 and DDR3.
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I built my rig about a year ago.. well been having some problems but i think they're fix but i wanna go ahead and build a gaming comp.. mine can play the games that are out now.. but i want a system for future games. ive only used AMD. so please don't suggest me to go intel... i just need alittle help and what would be the best build... just needing help on a decent Motherboard AM2 and im gonna prob be using AMD 6400+ 3.2ghz... but wondering what the best video card would be.. i'm on a set budget of about 500-600 bucks.. i just need Mobo,cpu,case,ram,hdd,videocard
I'd say wait a little, Phenom II's and Athlon X4's and whatnot are coming out... but if you need a build now.. skimp on the CPU for a bit then spend some more on it later
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Thanks all for your replys... Very nice builds you guys came up with. i just been having acouple of minor problems.. and the Build i have right now.. i wanna be my backup.. incase anything minor happens.. i can fall on.. because this is the only Rig i have.. and if anything happens i have no other computer. so i figure i could build a better computer and have my current one for backup... but it might be a good idea to wait for the New AMD's to come out.. do you guys know if they gonna get close to 4ghz?



And Naga.. i've had bad experience trying to overclock.. i had it at 3.2ghz and it would always be unstable no matter what i did.. even a techy friend couldnt get it stable.. and the motherboard was suppose to be great for overclocking AMD Cpu's but apparently its not :/
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On January 8th, the fanboi collective will whip out their credit cards and pay tribute to the almighty Phenom II X4 940 Ė a 3GHz Deneb with 4x512KB L2 cache, 6MB of L3 cache and Ė targeting you-know-who with its unlocked cores. Itíll be an AM2+ part and will require a whole lot of cooling but AMD is promising 4GHz on air, upwards on liquids. The multiplier-locked Phenom II X4 920 will also launch, but clocking in at 2.8GHz.These will be the first - and only - AM2+ 900-series Phenom II parts, according to the data.
The Phenom II will get you up to 4Ghz+, but the price tag is probably a bit higher, so the $500-$600 budget would probably be out of the question.
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yeah, those cpus are almost guaranteed to hit 3.2
probably a mobo problem.
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The Phenom II will get you up to 4Ghz+, but the price tag is probably a bit higher, so the $500-$600 budget would probably be out of the question.
Athlon X4's should still be around his budget...
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Between the X4's and Phenom whats the real big difference?
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